n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Left ventricular hypertrabeculation/non-compaction in a pregnant woman : letter to the editor

Volume 24, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



We read with interest the article by Kilic about a 19-year-old female who developed exertional dyspnoea, neck vein distension and pulmonary congestion shortly after delivery. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a dilated left ventricle, an ejection fraction of 20%, pulmonary artery hypertension, and surprisingly, left ventricular hypertrabeculation/non-compaction (LVHT). We have the following comments and concerns.

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